Irish trio The Minutes match their bruising, blues infused rock and roll with black and white images of prize fighters in training. The song is from their debut EP (self-titled), due this February.
Born in Dublin in the mid-nineties, Mark Austin (Vocals, Guitar), and cousin Shane Kinsella (Drums) recruited Tom Cosgrave (Bass) to round out a trio bound together by family ties and their common love for late 70s NYC punk, The Smiths and Thin Lizzy. They invested in some serious vintage amplification, honed their skills playing every dingy basement and back alley bar in Ireland that would have them, and began to cement a reputation as gig-thirsty monsters with tunes to match their impressive swagger. Audience interaction resembling the energy of hand to hand combat became the trademark of their shows and won them support slots with Supergrass, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and The Von Bondies. They bring their live show to the US this Spring at SXSW 2012.